7 Reasons to Drink Bone Broth

Far as I am concerned bone broth is a superfood! It is full of essential nutrients that help our bodies function optimally. Our ancestors used every part of the animal. Simmering animal bones releases the vital nutrients from them including collagen, glucosamine, glutathione and glutamine. I believe a cup of bone broth should be included in everyone’s daily diet as it is nature’s multi-vitamin/mineral.



7 reasons why I love bone broth:

  1. There was a reason why your grandmother would make you homemade chicken soup when you were sick. The high concentration of essential minerals in bone broth boosts your immunity. Therefore, bone broth can help you fight off the cold and flu.

  2. L-glutamine in bone broth helps to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and seal a leaky gut. Leaky gut is a syndrome when there is increased intestinal permeability. The increased intestinal permeability allows undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream resulting in an immune response creating inflammation in the body. Leaky gut is associated with food sensitivities and intolerances. Sealing the gut helps improve digestion by allowing the nutrients you consume to be absorbed.

  3. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Bone broth is full of essential amino acids required for muscle protein synthesis that is needed for ongoing growth, repair and maintenance of your muscles.

  4. Bone broth contains all the required nutrients for healthy bones and teeth: boron, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, and B vitamins.

  5. The collagen found in bone broth promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. Collagen helps to form elastin, helping you to look younger.

  6. Glucosamine found in bone broth helps to ease joint pain. Glucosamine helps to support the loss of cartilage, supporting joint health, flexibility and comfort.

  7. Bone Broth contains sulphur and glutathione which boost detoxification. Sulphur and glutathione lower your toxic load by promoting phase II liver detoxification.

Ready to make your own? Get my recipe here!



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